Juventus looking to offload Zakaria for Paredes deal

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Juventus are keen to sell a midfielder this summer in order to make way for Leandro Paredes, who is poised to join the Bianconeri from Paris Saint-Germain.

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The Argentine has already agreed personal terms with Juve, and the Italian side are in advanced talks with PSG, while he is pushing to get the deal done as soon as possible.

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While this was set to be completed when Adrien Rabiot was on the verge of joining Manchester United this month, talks collapsed due to the Frenchman’s wage demands, and as a result he’s set to stay in Turin.

Therefore, Juve are looking at other options to raise funds and get Paredes in the side, with Massimiliano Allegri eager to get to deep-lying playmaker in his team.

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Arthur Melo has also emerged as a possible departing midfielder, yet his €5 million per year salary has been deemed too high for most of the clubs interested in him, while there are not plenty of suitors for either Weston McKennie or Rabiot.

As a result, Swiss midfielder Denis Zakaria could be set to leave the club just over six months since he joined the club from Borussia Monchengladbach, with both Borussia Dortmund and AS Monaco keen to sign him.

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While he moved to Turin in a €4.5 million deal in January, Juve are hoping to sell him on for around €15-20 million, with his injury record and overall fitness being a concern. However, his contract with Juve runs until June 2026.

Zakaria started in the Serie A opener against Sassuolo, and has made 14 appearances for the Bianconeri overall.

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